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plain weave

the most common and tightest of basic weave structures in which the filling threads pass over and under successive warp threads and repeat the same pattern with alternate threads in the following row, producing a checkered surface.
Origin of plain weave
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In a plain weave fabric pattern, warp and fill yarns are interlaced over and under each other in an alternating pattern.
  • Some are in plain weave, others in gauze, still others are in tapestry technique or brocade.

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